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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Generals -- France, France -- History, Military
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by R.S. Surtees
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Mr. Sponge is his name; fox-hunting and fortune-hunting are his game. Yep -- like Becky Sharp, he's an anti-hero. This fun and funny 1853 novel gives us an unromantic but not unsympathetic look at post-Regency England from top to bottom, through sports. Since foxhunters in England are now a persecuted minority, better read this book before PETA throws red paint on it! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
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by Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Greg W. Vera (1921) by Elizabeth von Arnim is a black comedy based on her disastrous second marriage to Earl Russell: a mordant analysis of the romantic delusions through which wives acquiesce in husbands' tyrannies. In outline the story of this utterly unromantic novel anticipates DuMaurier's Rebecca. Naive Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by widower, Everard Wemyss. His mansion "The Willows" is pervaded by the spectre...
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Topics: llibrivox, audiobooks, fiction, marriage, black comedy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight, by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Tabithat. The Princess Priscilla of Lothen Kunitz finds court life stifling and runs away to England with the elderly court librarian. Her intention is to live a pure and simple life filled with good works. But life among ordinary people in an English village is not what she expects it to be... (Introduction by Tabithat) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, humor
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by Bayard Taylor. Read dramatically by volunteer readers. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, poetry, drama, tragedy, Faustus, Doctor Faustus
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This 1811 novel is the story of a young girl whose parentage is unknown but obviously well-to-do. Abandoned at an elite boarding school but befriended by a chance-met stranger, her life is full of mystery... and humor! Possibly the only novel ever written in which a dog's pedigree is mistaken for that of the heroine. No wonder it went through so many editions!
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Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance, Regency
Source: 1822 J. Gleave edition
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of "Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope, read by LibriVox volunteers "Can You Forgive Her?" is the first in a series of six Trollope novels dealing broadly with 19th Century English political scene. It introduces the reader to Plantagenet and Glencora Palliser, as they court, marry, and as Plantagenet sets out on his political career, which is carried on in the foreground or background throughout the series. Each novel has a focus on other particular...
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Topics: librivox, audio book, Palliser Novels, Victorian novel, novel, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of Rookwood, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read by Paul Curran. A rich and complex historical Gothic-Adventure story centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, gothic, adventure, highwayman, dick turpin
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Gebrueder Grimm
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Librivox recording of Märchen , von den Gebrüdern Grimm. Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts begannen die Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, traditionelle, bisher vor allem mündlich weitergegebene Erzählungen zusammenzutragen. Diese Sammlung ist als die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm weltbekannt geworden und umfaßt so berühmte Geschichten wie Rapunzel, Hänsel und Gretel, Rumpelstilzchen, Rotkäppchen und viele andere. Diese Märchen wurden später stark editiert und 'beschönt'. Die hier...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, german
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Publius Vergilius Maro
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LibriVox recording of Georgica, by Publius Vergilius Maro. Read in Latin by Malone. Vergil's Georgica is the culmination of a long tradition in antiquity of poems about agriculture, beginning with Hesiod in the eighth c. BC. His poem is a rich admixture of allusion to that tradition: didactic poem, eulogium of Augustus, the neoteric epyllion about Orpheus,Epicurean philosophy as presented by his predecessor and model, Lucretius. Thomas Jefferson imagined his gentleman farmer tilling his fields...
Topics: audiobook, librivox, Latin Literature, didactic poetry, Vergil, agriculture, Augustan age
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Horatius Flaccus, Quintus
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LibriVox recordings in Latin and English of Ars Poetica (translated by Masom & Watt and Andrew Wood) and Carmen Secularae (translated by John Conington) by Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Reading by Leni, proofed and produced by Karen Merline. The Ars Poetica, by Horace, also known as Epistula ad Pisones, is a treatise on poetry written in the form of a letter, and published around 18 B.C. In it, Horace defines and exemplifies the nature, scope and correct way of writing poetry. This work,...
Topics: LibriVox, audio books, ancient classics, classics, Latin language, poetry
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Travel, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Tim Bulkeley. Three books of travel writing (between them covering the USA, Canada, Japan and Egypt) by the Nobel Prize winning author of the Just So Stories and the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling (an Englishman born and raised in India) offers an interesting outsider's view of the places he visits, candid and sharp witted, yet with a deep humanity. Letters of Travel comprises three books: From Tideway to Tideway 1892-95...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, humor, literature, travel
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Beatty, M.D.
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Librivox recording of The Death of Lord Nelson by William Beatty, M.D. Read by FNH "The Surgeon of the late illustrious Lord NELSON feels himself called upon, from the responsible situation which he held on the eventful day of the 21st of October 1805, to lay before the British Nation the following Narrative. It contains an account of the most interesting incidents which occurred on board the Victory. (Lord NELSON's flag-ship) from the time of her sailing from England, in the month of...
Topics: Lord Nelson, history, British fleet, Victory
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
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Librivox recording of Shirley by Charlotte Brontë. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Currer Bell, Yorkshire, Luddite, fiction, novel, English literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
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LibriVox recording of Villette by Charlotte Brontë. After a tragedy in her family, Lucy Snow leaves her home to become a teacher at a French boarding school. Lucy soon begins to fight against an overwhelming sense of desolation. Meeting a charming doctor and a strict, peculiar schoolmaster changes her life forever– and threatens to break her spirit. (summary by heatherausten) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, Bronte
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Fanny Burney
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In this epistolary novel, we find a young woman named Evelina, who was raised in rural seclusion until her eighteenth year because of her uncertain parentage. Through a series of harrowing and humorous events that take place in London and an English resort town, Evelina learns how to navigate the complex layers of 18th century society and earn the love of a distinguished and honorable nobleman. This comedy of manners often satirizes the society in which it is set; Evelina is a significant...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, epistolary fiction, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by E. M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of A Room With a View by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The 1908 novel A Room With a View is the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young English girl traveling to Italy for the first time. While staying in Florence, Lucy meets the unconventional George Emerson, with whom she shares a single passionate kiss, much to the horror of her chaperone, her spinsterish cousin Charlotte. Back in England, Lucy finds she must choose between George and her rather stuffy fiance Cecil...
Topics: librivox, audio, forster, florence, novel, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Henrik Ibsen
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LibriVox recording of The Lady of the Sea by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. Read for Librivox.org by a full cast. The title character in Ibsen's drama, Ellida Wangel, is married to a prosperous doctor, but feels stifled by her roles as wife and stepmother to her husband's two daughters by a previous marriage, Hilde and Bolette. Ten years earlier she had promised to marry another man - and on a sultry summer day, he comes back to her. Ellida must decide whether to choose the...
Topics: librivox, audio, ibsen, drama
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton. Read by Elizabeth Klett Edith Wharton's 1907 novella explores the milieu of Americans living abroad in Paris. New Yorker John Durham travels to Paris to woo an old flame, Fanny Frisbee, now the Marquis de Malrive. Fanny is separated from her husband and wants to marry John and return to America, but she doubts whether her Catholic husband will grant her a divorce. When John meets Fanny's sister-in-law, the enigmatic Madame de Treymes, he...
Topics: librivox, audio, whart, novella, romance, paris
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by George Bernard Shaw
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LibriVox recording of Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw. On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye’s infamous dinner parties. Unfortunately, her fiancé is a scoundrel, her father’s a bumbling prig, and she’s actually in love with Hector, Hesione’s husband. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely sinks towards disaster. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast Nurse Guinness: Bev J. Stevens Ellie...
Topics: librivox, audio, drama, play, comedy, farce, shaw
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Maria Edgeworth
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LibriVox recording of Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth. When Belinda was published in 1801, it became both controversial and popular. Controversial because of the inter-racial marriage presented in the novel, and popular because it's a very good comedy of manners, like Evelina by Fanny Burney. Belinda, like Evelina, is a soft and loving girl of 17, is coming to London with her aunt who directs her action in order to make sure that she'll find a good match. But what will happen if Belinda will fall...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Elizabeth Gaskell
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LibriVox recording of Cranford, by Elisabeth Gaskell. Read by Sibella Denton. Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little in the way of plot and is more a series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, cranford, gaskell
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Cobbett
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LibriVox recording of Cottage Economy, by William Cobbett. Read by Philippa. How can you tell when your pig is fat enough? Why should you never buy mustard? What's wrong with eating potatoes? Which is better, beer or tea? And what type of straw makes the best bonnets? William Cobbett is the man to ask. Here is his book of practical advice to the rural labouring 'cottager' (first published as a part-work in 1821-22), the precursor in many ways to the handbooks on self-sufficiency that today...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, self-sufficiency, advice, smallholding, livestock, brewing, 19th century life,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Debra Lynn. The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work. One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading...
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Topics: satire, trollope, victorian, scandal, finance, 19th century, london
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Project Gutenberg
by Davies, Charles Maurice, 1828-1910
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis Library of Congress Classifications: DA, PR
Topics: London (England) -- Description and travel, London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th...
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25619